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Reactive oxygen species and photobiostimulation
Author(s): Rachel Lubart; Harry Friedman; Nili Grossman; Natalie Cohen; Haim Breitbart
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Paper Abstract

The biostimulative effects exerted by various low power lasers in the visible and near IR might be a consequence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Although high concentration of ROS leads to cell death, low and controlled concentrations may play an important role in cell activation. It is assumed that the light which is absorbed by endogenous photosensitizers induces the formation of minute amounts of ROS which are beneficial for the cell. In the present review we summarize recent experimental data providing evidence for ROS involvement in photobiostimulation of skin and sperm cells.

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Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3198, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297993
Show Author Affiliations
Rachel Lubart, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Harry Friedman, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Nili Grossman, Soroka Medical Ctr. and Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Natalie Cohen, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Haim Breitbart, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3198:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems
Giovanni F. Bottiroli; Tina I. Karu; Rachel Lubart, Editor(s)

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